Former Irish International Niall Quinn has been appointed interim deputy CEO at the FAI.
The Football Association of Ireland says his role takes place with immediate effect.
He'll focus team on leading a future League of Ireland strategy, the overall development of the game in Ireland and supporting grassroots and community initiatives.
The role will also focus on "helping restoring and building key relationships and trust with key peer groups and the media", it says.
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FAI interim CEO Gary Owens says: "We are really pleased that someone of Niall's calibre is joining the team.
"Football is such an important game in this country at every level.
"Niall not only brings great insight and experience to developing the game but is passionate about football in Ireland"
Sports Minister Shane Ross has also welcomed the appointment.
He said Niall Quinn's experience and skills will be invaluable as part of the management team to lead the reform that is "so necessary" within the FAI.